On 1 January, Rémy Martin and Eesti Kontsert’s New Year’s concert was held at Estonia Concert Hall. According to tradition, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra performed at the first major cultural event of the New Year, with Triin Ruubel-Lilleberg on the violin. Making her debut in front of ENSO was the multi-talented Maria Seletskaya, former prima ballerina and guest conductor of the National Ballet of Canada.
The New Year’s concert featured highlights from the works of Bernstein, Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Glinka and many other composers, and was hosted by beloved TV presenter Margus Saar. Thanks to Estonian Public Broadcasting, the concert delighted the audience not only at the Estonia Concert Hall, but also in every home: a New Year tradition dating back to 1996.
“While putting together the programme for the New Year’s concert, I was thinking about my memories of my youth and the extraordinary aspects of the first morning of the year, when it’s time to make secret wishes. We met the audience on the day for wishing them the best, so I selected real highlights from ballet scores for the repertoire,” explained conductor Maria Seletskaya.
“The New Year is a time for good wishes, but also for setting smaller and bigger goals. I believe that with our New Year’s concert we were able to offer memorable and bright experiences to the audience on site as well as to all the people watching it on TV at home,” said Kertu Orro, Director of Eesti Kontsert.
The New Year’s concert was presented for the first time in collaboration between Liviko and Eesti Kontsert, which is why the popular concert was named Rémy Martin and Eesti Kontsert’s New Year’s concert. “Liviko has decided to support what is socially and culturally important: to give impetus to creative work and to treasure the meaningful,” said Enn Kunila, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Liviko AS.
Gallery: https://bit.ly/3Hqk6wz (photographers: Kalev Lilleorg and Erlend Štaub).